That sounds about right. I reach under the jeep with a pressure washer and hit the general areas first. Then I use the garden hose hand sprayer to blast directly into all available frame holes and other body and fender crevices. Its amazing how much mud that gas tank skid can hold. I recently dropped my gas tank for some mods and couldnt even see the top of my fuel pump with all the hardened mud on top. Also try to blast down into the front brake rotors to flush mud out from inside the vented center sections. Be careful not to blast water straight at the calipers or ball joint boots.
About every four trail rides, I like to get a can of radiator coil cleaner and carefully clean the crud off the radiators. Sometimes Ill unscrew the fan and run a special metal hose attachment down behind the radiator to back-flush.
In general, mud tends to shorten the life of anything that has a boot with grease inside. Recommend planning to replace most greased joints earlier than for on-highway use. Replace with aftermarket greasable joints so you can possibly add some grease after mudding to flush out any dirt/water that may have gone inside. My stock ball joints didnt last long after I started wheeling (and east TN wheeling always includes mud, even on the driest days).
Also check your diff fluids to be sure you didn't get water in them. Also wouldn't hurt to check your TC and trans fluid.
Last edited by rockystock; 12-12-2018 at 11:22 PM.